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Atlanta production company suffers $200,000 losses from burglary

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A Southwest Atlanta production company has become the latest victim in a series of similar break-ins in the metro area.

Surveillance cameras captured the armed robbery which cost the studio owner more than $200,000 in losses. The burglars were seen using something resembling a crowbar to open the front door.

The owner of Vivid Rich HQ says the theft not only affects his bottom line, but prevents him from mentoring young people in that community.

“It’s just a shame that we have to try to figure out how to rebuild all of this,” said co-owner Rory Walker.

On Friday, FOX 5’s Brian Hill visited Vivid Rich’s HQ. The equipment room contained empty crates that needed to be filled with expensive camera gear.

Surveillance footage captures thieves breaking into the production company in southwest Atlanta on January 9, 2022.

“Two red cameras: one Raven, one Helium, $70,000. Black magic, two of them, $20,000 more,” Walker explained.

A total loss between stolen equipment and damage is over $200,000.

“It has to be someone in the film community telling them where to go because they knew exactly where to go when my studio is a maze,” Walked detailed.

A community on edge over what appears to be an attack on this industry.

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Thieves have targeted more than 30 production houses and movie studios in metro Atlanta over the past year, including one in December and another in November.

“It’s just supply and demand. They’re targeting things that they know they can sell. They didn’t pick up TV,” Walker said.

He went on to say that this is a major setback as customers have already canceled services for safety reasons or because he does not have the equipment to rent.

It also prevents it from offering mentoring programs to middle and high school students.

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“So they come to the studio two, three times a month for a practical recording studio, a film studio, to be a writer. All kinds of things, so they can’t come anymore. We don’t have equipment,” he told us.

A GoFundMe has been set up to support the business. If you would like to donate, click here.

It is not known if any of the burglaries are related.

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